Southeast Missouri State University

The Many Ways we Help Students Return Their Books on Time

We provide the services needed to allow students to return textbooks 24/7 during finals week. Please read on for times and locations.

  1. We send a postcard to each student; we use the address that the University currently has in its database. If your address has changed, please contact the student financial aid office or change it through your Southeast Portal.
  2. We include a handy bookmark in each book when it is checked out in person, or sent in the mail. Our bookmark includes our Rental Policy, shipping address, our website and contact information.
  3. Our return policy is stated on the back of the receipt and the due date can be found on the front of the receipt.
  4. Return dates are listed on the University and Academic calendar.
  5. We chalk the sidewalks around campus with reminders. (weather permitting)
  6. We have a BIG RED DROP BOX available for after hours and on the weekend prior to Monday’s due date.
  7. Can be mailed with a postmark of the date due—with no cause to send it next day- as long as it is postmarked on or before the due date, it will not be considered late. Please obtain a tracking number for your protection.
  8. You can return books at any regional campus, regardless of where they took classes.
  9. You can return books at the front lobby at Towers during fall/spring semesters finals week and the hours are:8am till 5pm Monday-Thursday, and open 8am till 3pm on Friday.
  10. Return your Rental textbooks from 7:30am till 5:00pm Monday – Friday at Textbook Rental main campus location, during finals week: Mon-Thurs. 7:30am-6:00pm., Friday 7:30am-5pm.
  11. Anyone can return them, we suggest that they have your Student Identification number (S0#) so we can see if anything is still checked out, but an ID is not necessary to return books.
  12. Each book has the return date on the book label on the front of each book.
  13. Return information can be found on our website www.semo.edu/textbookrental
  14. You can call us and we will be happy to answer any questions at 573-651-2236

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